'Scotland's horse' and Grand National winner One For Arthur dies

Trainer Lucinda Russell called the champion, who was victorious at Aintree six years ago, 'a horse of a lifetime'.

Lucinda Russell’s Grand National winner One For Arthur dies six years after Aintree victory Getty Images

Grand National winner One For Arthur has died at the age of 14, with trainer Lucinda Russell calling him “a horse of a lifetime”.

The announcement comes six years after his victory at Aintree in 2017.

“We are sad to share that One For Arthur died this morning,” Ms Russell wrote on Twitter.

“A horse of a lifetime, he made our dreams come true when winning the Aintree Grand National in 2017. Arthur had a fabulous life on and off the track, and in winning at Aintree brought himself immortality. We will miss him.”

Since retirement in 2021, Arthur had been reschooled by Steph Robson, won retired racehorse show classes, and competed at Dublin Horse Show with his breeder, John Dwan’s daughter Aisling, a statement said.

“Most recently, Arthur was in Dumfries, enjoying hunting and cross country with Ailsa McClung, who doted on him”, it added.

“His owners, Debs, Belinda, Colin, Fraser, and all here at LRR, especially Jaimie, Erin, and Derek, were proud to produce ‘Scotland’s horse’ and thank everyone who has shown him love.”

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